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N2O and CH4 Emission from Wastewater Collection and Treatment Systems: State of the Science Report and Technical Report

In a world where there is a growing awareness of the possible effects of human activities on climate change, there is a need to identify the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs).   As a result of this growing awareness, governments started to implement regulations that require water authorities to report their GHG emissions. With these developments there exists a strong need for adequate insight into the ...

The Governance of Water Regulators

The establishment of dedicated regulatory bodies in charge of regulating water services, whilst being recent, is nevertheless a consistent trend among OECD and non-OECD countries. This report presents a picture as of September 2014 of the governance arrangements, operational modalities and use of regulatory tools across a sample of 34 established water regulators. It relies on the OECD Best Practice Principles for Regulatory Policy: The ...

Nutrient Management: Regulatory Approaches to Protect Water Quality

Utilities work with regulators to treat wastewater to levels that protect human health and ecosystems.  Water quality criteria and permits are based on scientifically defensible and shared understanding of sources of pollutants in a watershed, as well as treatment capabilities and costs to control these in the aquatic environment.  The national discussion of nutrient impacts on water quality continues to evolve – issues in high visibility water ...

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